Armando Bacot named a finalist for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award

Armando Bacot’s career at North Carolina is winding down as there is just a month left of basketball if the Tar Heels can make a run to the national championship. The center has established himself as one of the best to play for the program and is hoping to close out the year in a big way.

On Friday, Bacot picked up some national recognition as he was one of five players named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award presented by the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Bacot is joined by Hunter Dickinson (Kansas), Zach Edey (Purdue), Ryan Kalkbrenner (Creighton), and PJ Hall (Clemson) on the finalists list.

The award is named after the three-time NCAA champion and basketball hall of fame inductee and is celebrating its 10th year by honoring the top centers in Division I men’s college basketball.

Fans can vote for their favorite finalist beginning Friday, March 8, on The fan vote counts as one committee vote during the finalist’s portion. The finalists will be presented to West and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee with the winner being announced at the end of the season.

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